What is Baltic Amber? Our Recommendations
What is Baltic amber?
Baltic amber is a
fossilized tree resin estimated to be millions of years old. This amazing substance has been used for
centuries in the Baltic region to relieve a wide range of discomforts and inflammation,
and to strengthen the body's immune system.
Baltic amber has been utilized for these purposes since the time of
Hippocrates (known as "the father of modern medicine") around 400 BC.
customers have told us Baltic amber has helped take the edge off discomforts and symptoms associated
with: dental issues (such as the emergence of new teeth, orthodontic
brace adjustments, TMJ), growing pains, allergies, sensory disorders associated
with autism, headaches and migraines, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck
and shoulder discomfort, tendonitis, menstrual cramping, restless leg syndrome,
back and knee discomfort, joint pain from chemotherapy, and many more.
Why are there so many different colors of amber?
The different colors
of amber are in-part a reflection of its history and contact with its
environment. A few of the factors contributing to the differences in
color are the amount of microscopic air bubbles present. When air bubbles
make up more than 50% of the background the amber can be completely
white. This also determines the level of transparency or opacity of the amber.
The color of amber is also affected by the organic remains left trapped inside
such as soil and bark. Another factor that affects color is the
environment in which the amber spent the bulk of its life. For example,
if the amber has spent the majority of its lifespan in or near a table of ground
water this will give the amber more vibrancy and it will retain a lighter
color. Or the amber could have ended up on
a sand dune and spent many years being warmed by the sun darkening the
amber over time.
Information presented by Professor Barbara Kosmowska, Poland
What color/style do we recommend?
answer is that we do not carry any products that we do not recommend! While some prefer the lighter colors of unpolished amber as they are typically associated with having higher concentrations of succinic acid, our customers' experiences reveal that all colors and
styles provide relief so it is okay to have fun and choose what you like best!